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Texas Style

El Paso Public Library, Border Heritage Center

Sound | 1985

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    Filled with music and family stories, this short documentary provides a snapshot of 1980s rural Texas life as it tells the story of Texas Style. A folk style of playing, Texas Style is characterized by a strong concentration on bow work, clear notes, and a slow pace. In general, the tunes are passed from one generation to the next, rather than of being played off of sheet music. From rodeos to fiddle contests to family reunions the film follows various fiddle players as they perform and discuss their craft.